Throw a little sweat our way

Ok that’s enough of this pesky social distancing shit, time to get back to the gym!

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday that certain businesses in the state would be able to reopen this week in a “small step forward” out of the social distancing measures meant to mitigate the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Kemp, a Republican, said specifically that fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, hair and nail salons, and massage therapy businesses can reopen as early Friday, April 24.

Because gyms and bowling and hair/nail salons are such vital industries.

Notably, no local ordinance can restrict the openings, which will be implemented statewide.

Goodness, yes, that is notable. It means those pesky big-city liberals in Atlanta can’t have their own stupid Let’s Not Spread Death rules, they have to soak up the death-spreading like everyone else.

“In the same way that we carefully closed businesses and urged operations to end to mitigate the virus’ spread, today we’re announcing plans to incrementally and safely reopen sectors of our economy,” Kemp told reporters.

The move comes alongside similar announcements from the Republican governors of South Carolina and Tennessee after President Donald Trump unveiled new guidelines last week meant to help states loosen their social distancing restrictions.

All very nice except that the virus isn’t using the same rulebook. It doesn’t care that you call it “incrementally,” it just infects anyone it can.

Citing the White House guidance Monday, Kemp said, “We appreciate their leadership and share in the President’s desire to reopen the economy and get Americans back to work.”

In those vital industries gyms and bowling alleys and nail salons.

While the incremental reopenings align with the President’s push, public health experts have repeatedly stressed the dangers of relaxing social distancing measures too early.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, told CNN last month, “You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline.”

Yes but Trump.

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